[Strategic Intel] Estonian general: Russia’s ZAPAD 2017 was dress rehearsal for invasion of Europe

The commander of Estonia’s military believes that Russia’s large-scale Zapad (West) 2017 military exercises held last fall was practice for the invasion of the European continent. Gen. Riho Terras said in an interview with the German newspaper, Bild, that Russia had “simulated a large-scale military attack against NATO” under the cover of the military exercise [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.